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president obama. wjz is live with complete coverage of this visit. jessica cartalia is following the excitement in parkville. but first mary bubala has a look at the reason for the president's visit. >> reporter: it was at the school as president obama park parkville middle in the spotlight today as he unveiled his spending plan. the presidential motorcade arrived at parkville middle in the center of technology just after 10:00 this morning. soon after, president obama appeared in a classroom giving a nine minute speech, talking about reducing the deficit. >> right now this school, parkville is preparing our kids for the jobs and careers of the 21st century. >> reporter: the president saw firsthand how the school is doing just that. >> do you guys do a lot of group projects like this? >> yes. >> i'm told the most popular subject at this school is engineering. and that's important because today the most common educational background for america's top business leaders isn't economics, it isn't finance, it's not even business, it's engineering. >> reporter: the president's plans ar
mubarak's decision to leave. >> president obama was in a meeting of the oval office when he got word that mubarak had stepped down. and he watched some of the celebrations in cairo. >> the egyptian people have spoken. and events will never be the same. >> events happened so fast, they had to scramble to keep up. mubarak was resigning yesterday and demonstrators were furious when he said he wasn't leaving. the administration tried to walk a fine line. reluctant to abandon a key ally that gets over $1 billion in aid every year. >>> protest leaders are looking to the future. they're thrilled with mubarak's decision to leave. but they say they're not leaving the square, until democracy fully takes hold in their country. >> reporter: president obama huddled with his national security team in the situation room to get the latest. but the white house says the president has not spoken to mubarak or any other in the white house. >>> wjz complete coverage continues. weijia jiang spoke with locals. but we begin with jessica kartalija. >> good evening, mary. shortly after mubarak's resignation w
, president obama is calling for a new era of cooperation between his administration and the business community. in his first speech to the chamber of commerce, he prodded america to get into the game and spend its profits creating jobs. alexis christoforous reports for wjz. >> reporter: president obama walked the block from the white house to the chamber of commerce for a neighborly call on america's business leaders. >> maybe if we brought over a fruit cake when i first moved in, we would have gotten off to a better start. >> reporter: the president and the business community have had a rocky relationship for the last two years. butting heads over financial regulations and the healthcare overhaul. now, both sides are looking to work together. >> i've got one message. my message is now is the time to invest in america. >> reporter: president obama argued businesses have a responsibility to help the u.s. economy. he called on executives to start using the nearly $2 trillion on their balance sheets to create jobs. >> the president pledged to help american businesses compete with a chan
. >>> president obama hosted the three most powerful republicans at the white house. joel brown reports for wjz, they're trying to find common ground, as the two sides are preparing for a showdown over government spending. >>> house gop leaders left a lunch with the president, having played a big role in deciding what was on the menu. >> but the american people expect washington to cut spending in order to grow jobs in america. >> reporter: republicans came here flexing newfound political muscle in this first meeting with the president since taking control in the house. they dined with president obama for over an hour, setting the table for a showdown over the budget and finding some common ground along the way. >> the economy so desperately needs us to work together to send the signal that we should start growing again, as america. because that's what america does best. it innovates and leaves. >> reporter: president obama is hoping to use these bipartisan pow wows as a way to find compromise with republicans. last year, he promised to make them a monthly event. but that didn't happen. he's pl
're looking live at fires in the streets of cairo. tonight, president obama is pleading for this violence to stop. we are told three people have died, 600 injured just today alone. joel brown reports for wjz from the white house. >> reporter: the streets of cairo erupted into an hull all- -- an all-out battle in egypt. even fire bombs, which lit up downtown streets. chaos, after supporters of president mubarak, rode in on camels and horses, attempting to break up the nine-day-long uprising against egypt. the president should stay and finish his term, says this pro- government protestor. tuesday, mubarak pledged to step down in september, instead of running for election. but protestors want him out now. and they're asking president obama for help. >> president obama, say directly to mubarak, you have to leave and peace will return to egypt in one second. >> reporter: the white house condemned the new wave of violence and turned up the pressure on mubarak to start the process of leaving office sooner rather than later. >> that was yesterday. because when we said "now," we meant yesterday. >
obama is considering new ways to pressure libya's government to end the violence. >> protestors chanted in the streets of tibrook, a city in northeastern libya, where demonstrators gained control in their uprising against moammar gadhafi. in tripoli, gadhafi loyalists crushed the revolt. most residents in the capital are terrified to come out of their homes in fear of retribution from gadhafi. >> he's going to fight from the death here, i think. he'll fight violently. >> reporter: the white house has steered clear, calling algadhafi by name. instead, clearing for violence. >> the violence is a 84ant. it is complete -- is aborrent. it is completely unacceptable t. must stop. >> reporter: tuesday, gadhafi vowed to fight until death. the plan is to ferry americans to the nearby island of malta. >> we urge americans to depart immediately. if they need help, they should contact the embassy. >> reporter: with reports of as many as 1,000 people killed so far -- >> and president obama is following the situation in libya. let's join the news conference live to see what he has to say. >> these ar
to the criminal charges. >>> creating jobs in maryland. governor martin o'malley meets with president obama today to talk about the economy. denise is in the newsroom with more on what they discussed. >> reporter: governor o'malley is one of several democrats to is the mete with the president. he sat down with president obama as well as vice president joe biden. governor o'malley is the head of the democratic governor's association. after the meeting, the governor spoke about the focus of the talk. >> we spent this day talking about the things we need to do to create jobs. and, of course, being fiscally responsible is part of that. >> reporter: governor o'malley said they did not discuss the budget crisis in wisconsin or in other states. mary? >> okay, denise. thank you. several governors are in washington for the national governors association winter meetings as we said. >>> still ahead at 5:00. accused of targeting a former president. tonight, what allegedly inspired a texas student to create a deadly plot. >>> i'm alex demetrick. a go ahead brought out slots for arundel mills. people looking f
, a visual aid in his fight against racism. he also claimed president obama and governor o'malley have sent him laters about his project. >> the fbi is getting this information. >> reporter: wjz discovered this you tube videoinariated by davis. in it, he claims numerous business leaders and elected officials are violating his civil rights. including governor o'malley. >> you are dead. make a choice. >> reporter: he was accused of a similar incident in illinois. and in 1996, he was accused of threatening a public official with a false bomb. his latest has landed him a psychiatric evaluation. >> what do we do about people like this? >> at this point, it's too soon for me to comment on the case. >> reporter: they are waiting for the results of that psychiatric evaluation. the judge revoked his bond after hearing him go on a tangent. naming off numerous officials. if convicted on these charges, he could face up to 15 years in prison. >> a lot of new information today. davis also tried suing the governor. but that case was immediately thrown out of court. >>> a carbon monoxide leak. their injuri
for healthcare reform. >> the american people beg -- are begging this congress to repeal obama care. >> this is against the working men and women of this nation. >> reporter: the president says he will veto the gop cuts, meaning if both sides don't find a compromise by march 4th, the government will shut down. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> the white house warns, if the government shuts down, the workers who send out social security checks will be furloughed, meaning millions of people won't get those checks on time. >>> time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. the fight brewing over undeveloped richie highway. and what they have discovered about young people, std tests and mobile phones. >>> and challenging the bid of a french company to operate state railroad lines. for these stories and more, read the baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. >>> the video you are about to see has never been seen before. rare shots of whooping crane
states for years. >> reporter: president obama was made aware of this before the arrest was made. >> this shows the vig lens against terrorism here and abroad. >> reporter: aldawsari entered on a student visa. oops -- he wrote that he came on a vietnamese that -- visa that would allow him to come directly into the united states. if found guilty, aldawsari could spend the rest of his life in a u.s. jail. joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> and authorities say aldawsari planned to hide the bombs inside dolls, baby carriages and possibly a backpack. >>> a cloudy night in maryland. more clouds move in. a live look outside. rain is expected to arrive very soon. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and meteorologist tim williams are tracking first warning live doppler radar. >>> and already some places reporting some light rain. but there's a lot more to come tonight. into tomorrow afternoon. take a look at radar. go down toward virginia. out to the west. a whole batch of it in southern and western kentucky and virginia. look for the rain to be with us tonight. at
: president obama says the egyptian people have america's support and is calling for an orderly transition to democracy. >> we are witnessing history unfold. the moment of transformation that is taking place because the people of egypt are calling for change. >> reporter: the egyptian military announced that it is making arrangements to safeguard the country. that has some worried the armed forces may try to take control of the government. and at least more questions about what the future holds for egypt. mubarak has already said that he plans to stay in office until new elections are held in september. but in his address today, he said that even then, he's not going anywhere. he plans to die in egypt. at the white house, i'm joel brown, now back to you. >> joel, thank you, reporting live for us tonight. wjz has the very latest on the situation in egypt. president hosni mubarak says he is not stepping down. however, he did transfer some of his power, he says he will, to his vice president. there will be free elections coming up in september. tens of thousands of protestors in the heart of
money from programs and everything from education to the epa. president obama is vowing to veto the plan that many democrats say goes too far. >> we're not going to make it in america if we don't invest. >> reporter: both sides are digging in their heels. but something has to give. if congress can't pass a plan that the president will sign by next month, the federal government runs out of money and shuts down. >> reporter: kansas republican pat roberts says the gop is taking a stand. >> putting their foot down and their figures in the air and saying, we mean what we say. >> reporter: the president's brand-new prez secretary -- press secretary insists they are ready to compromise. but -- >> we need to be careful so they we -- that we don't threaten the growth. the recovery. >> my prediction to you is that we will not have a government shutdown. you'll find some compromise? >> sure. we're going to have to. >> reporter: and while a compromise is the only way to avoid shutting down the government, there's no sign yet that either party is willing to back down. in washington, joel brown, wjz e
the uprising began a week ago. >> this is a revolution in the making. >> reporter: the obama administration has walked a diplomatic tight rope with its egyptian ally. a special envoy reportedly told mubarak that the u.s. sees it at an end. >> reporter: earlier tuesday, the state department ordered nonessential u.s. personnel out of egypt. and thousands of other americans made their way to cairo's airport, in an attempt to leave as well. pressure to reform is mounting on other arab states, fearful to protest and violence could spread. the king of jordan and palestinian authority, announced they'll soon hold elections that have been delayed for years. >> reporter: in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> complete coverage continues live from johns hopkins university. mike hellgren has the incredible stories of maryland students returning home. mike? >> reporter: mary, everyone from hopkins is safe tonight. the last two groups of staff and students working on an archaeological dig left egypt today. and there's a howard county community college student who is heading home now. and her par
obama invited about 100 people to watch the game with him on sunday. the guest list includes jennifer lopez and her husband, marc anthony. lawmakers will also be there to cheer on their home team. >>> one baltimore delicatessen is getting ready for a big super bowl sunday. their mouth-watering food will be enjoyed at super bowl parties all over town. ron matz has more from lombard street, where corned beef is king. >>> atman's is legendary for their corned beef. and they're sell one ton of it on super bowl sunday. >> this is your busiest day of the year, right? >> this is our busiest day of the year. >> four trucks will be delivering. atman's great food all over town. there's no time to kibitz. >> i'm very, very busy day. a lot of meats going out the door. >> besides the great corned beef, there's jerky, hot dogs, host beef and more. how about a black bottom for dessert. >> and for super bowl sunday only, it's the atman's special, the lombard trophy. >> we put on there, corned beef, turkey breast, salami, swiss cheese. and we garnish it with pickles, olives. sweet gerkins, coleslaw. >
died in clashes with government forces. joel brown reports for wjz, that president obama is condemning the violence. >> reporter: amateur video, shows protestors in libya, planting their own flag of independence, on top of a government building in the capital of tripoli. demonstrators say they have taken control of ben ghazi, libya's second largest city. gunfire rang out under the burglary of car horns and chanting crowds as protestors celebrated. the revolt is the most impressive yet of the 32-year rule of moammar gadhafi. two military planes landed in nearby malta, seeking asylum. on state tv sunday, gadachy's -- gadhafi's son pledged to consider reforms. libya's crackdown on protestors has left more than 200 people dead. >> reporter: the white house is pressing libya to avoid violence, as the administration keeps a close watch on the unrest that is spreading across the region. >> reporter: in yemen, the u.s.- backed president still refuses to step down, even as thousands rally for his resignation. and after a week of protests in bahrain, tensions are still boiling. now, a group of y
complaints on the matter. >>> president obama is headed west to meet with tech ceos. the president is meeting with executives from facebook, apple and google. the white house says todaya meeting -- today's meeting will address issues, including how to strengthen the u.s. economy, and generate jobs. >>> time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. why the chief executive of the state's maximum security psychiatric hospital is stepping down from her post. >>> how jeopardy champion and super computer watson will be part of the collaboration at at this time university of maryland medical school. >>> and notre dame for the football series. for these stories and more, read the baltimore sun. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. >>> music, choreography and a whole lot more. it's the excitement of drum line. some of the best marching bands from historically black colleges in the nation will be performing at the meyerhoff saturday night. ron matz has the story, as part of wjz's celebration of black history month. ♪ [ m
: president obama gave the green light to use force against the pirates if the lives of the hostages were in danger. this morning, the u.s. was informed of the shootings. >> and we will honor their memory by strengthening international responses and partnerships to bring these criminals to justice. >> reporter: all four victims were avid sailors. their journey began with a group of other boats. but for some reason, the quest decided to break off and go it alone. >> we don't know. and unfortunately, we may never know. >> their deaths mark deaths that have gripped the water in somalia for years. >>> two days before the attack, a pirate was sentenced to 33 years in prison for hijacking an american cargo ship in 2009. >>> eight weeks ago, phylicia barnes went missing. we're learning more and that there are accident tense -- plans for a more extensive search. >> reporter: her father is holding out hope. and wjz has learned tonight, police have done more interviews with felicia's classmates. >> dear heavenly father, we want you to look out for us. >> reporter: phyliciaphylicia barnes' dad met w
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